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Omkareshwar Temple is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site located on an islet called Mandhata in the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the most sacred sanctuaries dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is mentioned in sacred Hindu texts like the Vedas and Puranas.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Omkareshwar is Indore Airport, which is well-connected with major cities of India. From the airport, taxis or buses can be hired to reach Omkareshwar.

By Train The nearest railway station is Omkareshwar Road (35 km away) on the Ratlam-Khandwa section of the Western Railway.

By Bus Regular bus services connect Omkareshwar with Indore, Ujjain, and Khandwa.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival and visit to the Omkareshwar Temple. Explore the local market in the evening.
  • Day 2: Visit nearby attractions like Mamleshwar Temple, Siddhanath Temple, and Kedareshwar Temple. Departure in the evening.

Get Around

The island of Omkareshwar is small and can be easily explored on foot. For longer distances, auto-rickshaws and taxis are available.

Things to Do

Visit the Omkareshwar Temple and participate in the daily rituals. Take a boat ride in the Narmada River. Visit the nearby temples.

Offbeat Places

Siddhanath Temple: A beautiful temple located on a plateau on the Mandhata island. 24 Avatars Group of Temples: A cluster of Hindu and Jain temples.


Attend the evening Aarti at Omkareshwar Temple. Take a holy dip in the Narmada river.

Fairs and Festivals

Maha Shivaratri: A major festival celebrated with great enthusiasm. Kartik Purnima: A significant day when a large fair is held at Omkareshwar.


Local markets offer religious items, semi-precious stones, and handloom products.


Try local delicacies like Bhutte ka Kees, Poha, and local sweets in the eateries around the temple.


Several budgets and mid-range hotels and dharamshalas are available for stay in Omkareshwar.

Go Next

After Omkareshwar, you can visit other nearby religious sites like Ujjain (Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga) and Maheshwar, or you can head to Indore for a mix of modern city life and historical attractions.